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Bitcoin transactions jump following consensus on how to scale the currency

On the February 23, 2016, bitcoin saw the highest number of bitcoin transactions so far in a single day. According to a tracking graph on Blockchain.info, there were about 260,578 transactions in the day.<p>The highest peak before this was in October, 2015, when about 241,346 transactions were carried …

Oracle is ready to reveal 'bombshell' details about Google's Android business

Oracle is hoping to convince a jury to make Google pay Oracle billions of dollars in damages.<p>On the other hand, Google may be able to convince the jury that the Oracle Java software it used in Android falls within the "fair use" provision of copyright law.<p>And that would mean Google has the right to …

5 Tech Trends to Watch at SxSW 2016

Here's what everyone will be talking about this weekend at the annual conference in Austin.<p>With apologies to the people behind CES, my favorite conference starts tomorrow in Austin. SxSW is a bastion of innovative new product demos, incredible apps (last year, Meerkat was the talk of the show--it …

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Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate format, mainly due to the sharing site Napster, which was at the height of its notoriety. While MP3 inevitably prevailed, there is a much …

BBC Radio 6 Music - The John Peel Lecture - BBC Music John Peel Lecture - Iggy Pop's Keynote Speech Transcript

Hi, I'm Iggy Pop. I've held a steady job at BBC 6 Music now for almost a year, which is a long time in my game. I always hated radio and the jerks who pushed that shit music into my tender mind, with rare exceptions. When I was a boy, I used to sit for hours suffering through the entire US radio …

The Week in Review: Violence in Gaza

Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month, simmering tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen to a boil. …